Yan Yiannakou

Yan Yiannakou is the Clinical Director of the NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre (Newcastle). He has been a director of R&D at a National Health Service (NHS) Trust and has also served as regional clinical lead for commercial research for the NIHR Clinical Research Network. His main interest is in improving access to clinical trials through community-based participation, consent for contact registries and a digital media platform. He has used innovative and collaborative strategies to develop and refine a multi-modality ‘recruitment engine’ and led one of the UK’s first ‘virtual’ interventional trials.